Thursday October 17-th, 2019

Florida minimum wage set for increase Florida minimum wage set for increase

The New York State Department of Labor has established a hotline (1-888-4-NYSDOL) where minimum wage workers can call to report any employers who do not comply with the phase-in schedule. Recent years have brought significant gains across the countr...

Thousands remain without power almost a week after B.C. windstorms

BC Hydro spokeswoman Mora Scott said it will be "several more days" before some people get electricity back. "That includes all customers in the Lower Mainland and the Fraser Valley". More than 900 field staff are working to fix the damage, including...

Trump 'very happy' with Treasury chief Mnuchin - White House adviser Trump 'very happy' with Treasury chief Mnuchin - White House adviser

Mnuchin has held discussions with top bankers this week and convened a call with a team of regulators who are working to keep financial markets running without problems. Then on Monday, Trump fired off another tweet criticizing Federal Reserve Ch...

Chinese Companies Are Now Boycotting Apple Chinese Companies Are Now Boycotting Apple

Apple does a great deal of business in China. Shenzhen's Yidaheng Technology also said that it would fine the employees who bought iPhones with the exact amount the device was purchased with while other companies have been threatening to hold ...

Japan denies prosecution challenge to bail Kelly Japan denies prosecution challenge to bail Kelly

Kelly's bail has been set at 70 million yen ($635,612), the court said in a statement. Kelly and Ghosn were arrested more than a month ago and have been detained since. Kelly said in a statement that he had not falsified any documents and looke...

Japan's Nikkei plunges after United States economic turmoil Japan's Nikkei plunges after United States economic turmoil

Heavy selling hit the Tokyo market on Christmas Day following a brutal holiday-shortened session on Wall Street. In Tokyo , shares were sold across the board. The S&P 500 plunged nearly 3% on Monday after news that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuc...

The 2020 Land Rover Defender is coming to America The 2020 Land Rover Defender is coming to America

It's good to see the Defender in its natural environment. Land Rover does say that the company began conducting on- and off-road development testing of the new model throughout North America earlier this month, with the SUV being tested in temper...

Boxing day shoppers queuing before 3am Boxing day shoppers queuing before 3am

Boxing Day's etymology stems from the Christmas box or gifts that are distributed the day after Christmas to the servants of the British aristocracy. He said Black Friday shopping event in November had not been as strong as a year ago but then t...

How the world celebrates Boxing Day How the world celebrates Boxing Day

Yesterday that problem was all too evident as Topshop had increased its discounts up to 70% off from 60% last week, while jeweller H Samuel and shoe shop Clarks had joined House of Fraser, River Island and New Look in offering 60% off. Don Williams, ...

E-commerce firms hit with stricter norms for sale of products, cashbacks E-commerce firms hit with stricter norms for sale of products, cashbacks

Tightening norms for ecommerce firms such as Flipkart and Amazon, the government on Wednesday initiated several measures that bar ecommerce companies from selling products of companies they hold a stake in. Like Amazon, Flipkart has also reduced its...

Dad flies on daughter's flights to spend time with her on Christmas Dad flies on daughter's flights to spend time with her on Christmas

So, her dad, Hal, made a decision to take to the skies for the holidays so he could spend some quality time with his daughter. His daughter Pierce was our flight attendant who had to work over Christmas. Vaughen said in a post of her own that her d...

USA banks confirm USA banks confirm "ample liquidity", following Wall Street markets' plunge

Financial turbulence is not always a sign of trouble in the economy, but Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell , who is a member of the Working Group, said last week that tighter financial conditions were partly behind a downward shift in economic ...

Australian shares lift sharply after Dow Jones' 1,100-point rebound Australian shares lift sharply after Dow Jones' 1,100-point rebound

The Dow rose more than 1,000 points Wednesday, the index's biggest point increase ever. Crude oil prices built on gains of more than 8 percent overnight. Energy stocks comprise almost 18 per cent of the S&P/TSX Composite Index. There recent l...

Bengaluru: Bank strike against merger hits services across state Bengaluru: Bank strike against merger hits services across state

About a million bank employees and officers from these bank branches joined the strike, a UFBU statement said. Last week, around 3.20 lakh bank officers from various state-run banks were on a one-day strike opposing the proposed merge and also seek...

Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2018 Restaurants Open on Christmas Day 2018

Speak to a staff member directly and speak about their opening hours during Christmas Day. Also giving away free coffee at some locations . The number of shoppers visiting retail destinations is also greater than on Christmas Eve previous year wit...

Mega Millions drawing could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift ever Mega Millions drawing could deliver biggest Christmas lottery gift ever

Combined with a $294 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs on Wednesday, the holiday week could deliver prizes worth more than $600 million. That victor has until April to claim the prize. For the lucky victor, the cash option will be worth $193.7 m...

Japan stocks plunge, other Asia markets fall after US losses Japan stocks plunge, other Asia markets fall after US losses

Formed after the "Black Monday" stock market crash in 1987, the PWG is created to connect Wall Street and Washington on financial market issues . Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy, with the S&P 500 index on pace for its biggest percen...

OPEC Touts Additional Measures to Support Oil Prices Amid Modest Rebound OPEC Touts Additional Measures to Support Oil Prices Amid Modest Rebound

In addition, The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed Thursday that crude oil production in the country rose by 7,000 barrels per day (bpd) last week, to around 11.6 million bpd for the week ending December 14, according to the EI...

Oil rises as low prices crimp output; but economic worries weigh Oil rises as low prices crimp output; but economic worries weigh

Saudi Arabia , the world's biggest oil exporter, is trying to expand its market share in China this year, with demand from new Chinese refiners pushing the kingdom back into contention with Russian Federation. "I am telling you that if it is not,...

Tesla cuts Model three prices in China Tesla cuts Model three prices in China

The Xpeng G3 . Another Chinese EV maker Xiaopeng or Xpeng just officially announced its first all-electric EV the G3. It isn't clear where Tesla will manufacture the SUV. It plans to bring its EVs to the USA in 2020. Automakers around the world...

Trump Couldn't Even Say 'Merry Christmas' Without Whining About His Border Wall Trump Couldn't Even Say 'Merry Christmas' Without Whining About His Border Wall

Building the wall was one of Trump's most frequently repeated campaign promises but Democrats are vehemently opposed to it. "I am all alone (poor me) in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come back and make a deal on desperately needed B...

DOW Plunges After ‘Moron’ Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Message From Mexico Spooks Markets DOW Plunges After ‘Moron’ Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s Message From Mexico Spooks Markets

All three major US stock indexes ended down more than 2 per cent on the day before the Christmas holiday. But Trump has also expressed his frustration with Powell for raising interest rates that the president blames for the market tanking.

Shoppers head to South Florida malls for last-minute Christmas gifts Shoppers head to South Florida malls for last-minute Christmas gifts

OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY . Open 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. Target: Christmas Eve: Stores open 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. Randalls: Christmas Eve: Open until 8 p.m. Most Walmart supercenters are open 24 hours a day even on the vast majority of holidays, inclu...

Pelosi And Schumer: ‘Trump Is Plunging The Country Into Chaos’

He's attacked the Federal Reserve, Democrats , foreign allies, his own anti-ISIS coalition chief, the " FAKE NEWS ", and his outgoing Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis. Funding for about a quarter of USA government services ran out on Friday at midni...

‘Christmas miracle’: Costa Rican fisherman rescued after 20 days at sea ‘Christmas miracle’: Costa Rican fisherman rescued after 20 days at sea

The men told rescuers that strong winds had blown the men's boat away from its position after they set their nets and fell asleep. The crew of the Empress of the Seas came across the men about 7 p.m. He writes that the pair floated on the Caribb...

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